Wow! The year really sails by, and the question is have I kept up with reading one book a month? I may not have gotten one book per month, but I have managed to read seven books so far for the year. Here are young adult fantasy/ sci-fi suggestions.


Furyborn and Kingsbane by Claire Legrand

Furyborn is the first in the series and in case you missed it last year, you definitely want to grab it now. The duality of time and characters keeps the story moving, while you are left with questions of what will happen. Thankfully, you won’t have to wait because book two, Kingsbane is out.


Jack the Ripper, Hunting Prince Dracula, and Escaping from Houdini

Kerri Maniscalco is a masterful mystery writer, who just sent her fourth installment to the printers! For readers who have not picked up the historical mysteries, it is time you do because the fourth book will be here soon enough. I intend on getting ready by re-reading the first three. Capturing the Devil will undoubtedly hold our interest and provide a nice ending to her four part series.

Sorcery of Thorns

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson can be a standalone book, as it provides a satisfying ending, but she also left it open to a second book. Our heroine is definitely a girl who loves learning, exploring, and who thought she had a plan for life–until everything changed. It is a quick read, with some lovely themes.

Zenith and Nexus

I couldn’t wait to pick up Nexus and find out how our team of unlikely heroes would survive. Alsberg and Cummings certainly provided a satisfactory ending to the epic space opera they co-created. If you haven’t picked up either book, make sure you do. Their world creation, humor, and themes are all amazing.

Check back next week to see some non-fantasy/sci-fi suggestions for summer reading!

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